3 episodes

The Tamworth Broadcasting Society, through its 88.9fm and 96.3fm stations, present an exclusive brand new podcast series called UP CLOSE AND COUNTRY. For the first time in Australia, Jon Wolfe, a respected and award-winning country music journalist and broadcaster, hosts a series of audio commentaries on the roots and the times that have seen Australian country music evolve for over a century. Listeners will be able to discover the roots of the music and the influences of/and on artists; the move into contemporary times; the festivals and how they evolved, including the biggest country music festivals in Australia; behind the scenes of the Tamworth Golden Guitars awards and what motivates the passions that drive the genre. The UP CLOSE & COUNTRY podcasts will be of interest to the dedicated country music fans across Australia and to anyone wanting to delve a little deeper into the history how our country music has evolved.

Up Close and Country with Jon Wolfe 88.9FM - Tamworth Broadcasting Society

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The Tamworth Broadcasting Society, through its 88.9fm and 96.3fm stations, present an exclusive brand new podcast series called UP CLOSE AND COUNTRY. For the first time in Australia, Jon Wolfe, a respected and award-winning country music journalist and broadcaster, hosts a series of audio commentaries on the roots and the times that have seen Australian country music evolve for over a century. Listeners will be able to discover the roots of the music and the influences of/and on artists; the move into contemporary times; the festivals and how they evolved, including the biggest country music festivals in Australia; behind the scenes of the Tamworth Golden Guitars awards and what motivates the passions that drive the genre. The UP CLOSE & COUNTRY podcasts will be of interest to the dedicated country music fans across Australia and to anyone wanting to delve a little deeper into the history how our country music has evolved.

    Reg Lindsay The Early Years

    Reg Lindsay The Early Years

    Delve into the early career of one of our leading pioneers with excerpts from an exclusive interview with Reg Lindsay where he talks about his early influences, the motorcycle trip from Adelaide to win a talent quest and much more.

    • 22 min
    Travelling Troubadors

    Travelling Troubadors

    On the road with the likes of Tex Morton, Kevin Bloody Wilson and Lindsay Waddo Waddington as they remember the travelling shows of Buddy Slim and Brian Youngie Young that criss-crossed Australia for 50 years.

    • 18 min
    Hillbilly Isn't a Dirty Word

    Hillbilly Isn't a Dirty Word

    Explore the connection between country music and radio in Australia in the first half of the twentieth century with comments from Joy McKean, Reg Lindsay and with excerpts from some of our historic radio shows.

    • 21 min

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